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Memorandum Regarding Amazon HQ2

Memorandum Regarding Amazon HQ2

Posted Friday, September 15th, 2017 | 0 comments

The announcement by Amazon last week that they will create a new, second headquarters in North America provides a unique opportunity for Greater Philadelphia, and your Chamber team is working with city, county and state representatives as well as business and civic leaders from across our community to respond to this RFP. The Chamber, led […]

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Grow PA: Driving Economic Growth in the Keystone State

Grow PA: Driving Economic Growth in the Keystone State

Posted Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 | 0 comments

For the first time in 31 years, Pennsylvania’s population dropped by more than 7,600 residents in 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Between July 2015 and July 2016, almost 46,000 Pennsylvanians left the Commonwealth. In fact, Pennsylvania is one of only eight states to lose population over the 12-month period. In addition, Pennsylvania’s employment […]

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Member Perspective: Michael K. Pearson

Member Perspective: Michael K. Pearson

Posted Friday, September 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Michael K. Pearson, President & CEO, Union Packaging, LLC @FoodBoxMan How can the business community work to be more inclusive in hiring practices? As Union Packaging’s founder, I have built an integrated and strategic Diverse and Inclusive employer. Inclusive recruitment is a core value governed by attentive policy and accountable leaders. Goals and […]

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An action plan for the Philly region’s infrastructure

An action plan for the Philly region’s infrastructure

Posted Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published on Philly.com. by Rob Wonderling & Gregory A. Kelly In anticipation of President Trump’s proposal to generate a trillion-dollar investment for our nation’s infrastructure, the CEO Council for Growth, a council of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, worked with public and private partners to develop a plan called […]

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Connect to Compete: Brooking’s Brings Innovation Districts Study to Philadelphia

Connect to Compete: Brooking’s Brings Innovation Districts Study to Philadelphia

Posted Thursday, June 1st, 2017 | 0 comments

In the spring of 2015, a group of 10 major Philadelphia institutions and firms — Comcast, Drexel University, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, FMC, Independence Blue Cross, PECO, University City Science Center, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania Health System, and Vanguard — came together to support the Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking at Brookings in undertaking […]

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Brookings’ Emerging Innovation District Pilot Study

Brookings’ Emerging Innovation District Pilot Study

Posted Thursday, May 18th, 2017 | 0 comments

In the spring of 2015, a group of 10 major Philadelphia institutions and firms — Comcast, Drexel University, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, FMC, Independence Blue Cross, PECO, University City Science Center, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania Health System, and Vanguard — came together to support the Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking at Brookings in […]

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Philadelphia’s tech scene emerges as powerful economic force

Philadelphia’s tech scene emerges as powerful economic force

Posted Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published on Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING The region is also gaining traction in the world of startup funding. When you think of cities that are known for technology, you probably think of the West Coast clichés like Silicon Valley and Seattle. Yet Philadelphia’s tech scene has slowly been surfacing on the […]

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Federal Legislative Update: February 2017

Federal Legislative Update: February 2017

Posted Thursday, February 16th, 2017 | 0 comments

The Chamber is pleased to provide a federal legislative update on legislative issues viewed as critical to growing Greater Philadelphia’s economy and quality of life.  These policy issues are primarily informed by the work of the Chamber’s CEO Council for Growth (CEO Council), which is committed to enhancing economic growth and prosperity in our region […]

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Mobilizing Greater Philadelphia’s Middle Market to Strengthen Economic Growth

Mobilizing Greater Philadelphia’s Middle Market to Strengthen Economic Growth

Posted Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

Greater Philadelphia’s middle market companies — those with revenues between $10 million and $1 billion — are critical to growing the region’s economy. They currently represent 27 percent of total regional employment, despite accounting for only approximately one percent of companies. On January 31, at the Chamber’s Growth Matters: Activating Greater Philadelphia’s Middle Market program, […]

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s Remarks at the Chamber’s 2017 Mayoral Luncheon

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s Remarks at the Chamber’s 2017 Mayoral Luncheon

Posted Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 | 0 comments

At the Chamber’s 2017 Mayoral Luncheon, Mayor Jim Kenney addressed over 1,400 members of the Greater Philadelphia business community as he discussed the successes of our shared Roadmap for Growth, opportunities for economic prosperity, and how the business community can partner with the City to help overcome our challenges challenges and improve Philadelphia. Mayor Jim Kenney’s […]

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